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School Council

Our school council is made up of 20 pupils. There are two representatives from each class from year 2 to year 6. We have seven groups in our school council. We are aiming to make school a better place for pupils by organising events.We want to make sure school is a good place for learning and is the best it can be.


Charity Committee Newsletter Editors

They are in charge of the meetings and makes sure everyone attends. They take notes during the meeting and makes sure everyone knows what their jobs are for the following week.

This committee organises whole school charity events This group is in charge of publishing our termly newsletters. The aim of this is to increase pupil voice for parents and carers
Video Editors- TBC Website Managers- TBC Year 1 Liaison Treasurers- TBC
This group are in charge of editing videos for our website.  This group updates the school council website page, uploads photographs and minutes from meetings. This group speak to year 1 and Reception because they are not members of school council. This means we canvas opinions of all pupils in school, not just the older ones. This group is responsible for looking after our budget. They take care of any orders and count the money after fund raising events.

At the beginning of this year pupils were asked to fill in application forms to apply for jobs in school council, including a reference from our class teacher. Those who applied were shortlisted and interviewed by one of our Assistant Headteachers and last year's school council. Everyone chosen was the best person for the job.

School council meets every Friday after lunch. Each committee feeds back on the jobs they completed during the week. We then discuss any points brought forward from the previous meeting and set new jobs for the coming week. Sometimes we invite members of staff to join us so we can put points straight to them.

All points raised in the meetings and actions needed are recorded on the school council minutes sheet. These minutes are available on the school council page of the website.

Last year we made lots of suggestions on how to improve school and we look forward to continuing this year.

Why have a school council?

  • Developing life skills
  • Pupil councils provide a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, emotional literacy, problem-solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self confidence.
  • Pupil council experiences provide a dynamic foundation for learning about citizenship.
  • Young people and children acquire skills which help them to become resilient to negative experiences.
  • School and class councils enable pupils to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count.
  • Improving behaviour
  • Positive peer leadership develops and the responsibility for maintaining good behaviour is shifted away from teachers and towards members of the classroom and school community.
  • Pupils become able to resolve conflicts amongst their peers.
  • Disruptive behaviour, vandalism, truancy and exclusions reduce.
  • Reducing vulnerability and stress
  • There is improved communication between pupils and teachers, senior leaders and governors.
  • The school develops into a community where pupils and teachers work in partnership towards shared goals.